Scrum is easy to learn, but difficult to master. This truism has led many teams down the path of Scrum-but, fake Agile, and anything but Scrum. In this highly interactive, five half-day course, learners will gain hands-on experience practicing true, great, Scrum.
From day one, the class dives into the basics of Scrum. They will learn about the deep, rich history of where it came from, and will begin be able to identify the difference between true Scrum and fake Scrum.
Next, learners will experience the world of the Scrum Master. You’ll learn how to identify common pitfalls of Scrum teams, and will gain the skills necessary to coach winning teams and see just what it means to build teams that can do twice the work in half the time.
Finally, students will gain practical, hands-on experience, in how to be a Product Owner. Teams of students will identify real-world problems, develop a vision, roadmap, and experimental backlog to solve those problems. You’ll get the skills needed to know how and where to gain feedback, how to rapidly test business ideas, and how to leverage your high-performing teams to develop products that customers love!
At the end of the class, students will be eligible to sit for the Scrum Inc. Scrum Master and Scrum Inc. Product Owner exams (exam fee included). The only certifications in the industry formally recognized by Scrum inventor, Jeff Sutherland.
Chris Sims, founding team member and CEO of Sigao Studios, found his stride as a software engineer and project manager during his management information systems studies at the University of Alabama. Now, with over 20 years of programming and 16 years of project management experience under his belt, Chris confidently leads his team to identify complex problems and push the boundaries to achieve high-performing, innovative and sleek solutions.
Chris is a passionate trainer that loves helping others accomplish their goals through dynamic and hands-on training. Chris leverages his mastery of project execution and mentoring techniques to build collaborative and creative problem-solving teams that are empowered to deliver dynamic results. His passion is watching clients-from startups to extremely large, multi-million dollar IT projects-succeed at Agile problem solving through Sigao’s technical solutions.